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Song Parodies -> "The Way You Really Are"

Original Song Title:

"Just the Way You Are"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"The Way You Really Are"

Parody Written by:

Royce Miller

The Lyrics

this is dedicated to Michael Pacholek
Don't go changing, you really please me
I love your old Ford pickup truck
I love your hounddogs and your shotguns
I bet they bring you lots of luck
Do you still have that mountain cabin
Where you make moonshine when it's dark?
I heard your best friends all call you Bubba
And that's the way you really are

Don't go tradin' your Smith & Wesson
Keep that bandana on your head
I know you love us Southern rednecks
In spite of all the things you've said

You're into compost conservation
You keep those chickens in your yard
Your corncob pipe--you keep it stoked, too
And that's the way you really are

I need to know that you will always be
Helping us dumbies save the right
We need your articulate, crackling wit
We're in an illiterate plight!

Go after those dern smelly Frenchmen
You threw out all of your French wine
Now what about that stash of Yoplait?
Michael, the way you are is fine........

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Rice Cube - May 30, 2003 - Report this comment
I looooooooooooooooooooove Southern rednecks :-D Their white trash parties are suh-WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET.
Guy DiRito - May 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Great one Royce. I love Billy Joel music. I bet Billy himself would like this one.
Meriadoc - May 30, 2003 - Report this comment
OMG Royce - I am dying of laughter here! :-D
Mike Florio - May 31, 2003 - Report this comment
That was excellant! Good song, Royce!
Wild Man - June 01, 2003 - Report this comment
Even Jeff Foxworthy could appreciate this one.
Jeff Reuben - June 02, 2003 - Report this comment
To echo all the other comments, this was really good. Pacing was perfect!
Michael Pacholek - June 02, 2003 - Report this comment
Goldurnit, and here I thought I was one o' them city slicks.

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